- Category : 1900-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Industry 2
American heiress and member of noted family, an early American dynasty that made its fortune in steamships and railroads. Cornelia was the only daughter of George Washington Vanderbilt and Edith Stuyvesant. On her father's death in 1914, Cornelia inherited stately Biltmore House, a 250-room mansion set on four acres outside of Asheville, NC. In 1924, Cornelia married Sir John Francis Amherst Cecil, and they had two sons, George born in 1925 and William born in 1928. In 1930, the Cecils opened Biltmore House to the public after officials from Asheville convinced them to help the economy of the depression-affected city by bringing in tourists. Her husband died in 1954 and Cornelia died in 1976.